This Isn’t Goodbye …

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t been around as much lately. I have wanted to write you all for awhile now and give you a little update on what is going on in my world.

2020 has brought a lot of changes for me. But they haven’t all been bad things. I started a full-time job in April. And I’ve really enjoyed it. Before I knew it, I was onboarding to a new job remotely and school was shut down and the kids were learning at home.

Learning how to submit homework electronically.

Summer came and went. And like everyone else we hunkered down and did our part to stay in and enjoy a summer at home.

Enjoying a nap outside on a nice day.

Then in August, our town was destroyed by a derecho (severe high wind storm). They entire city was left in shambles and we were all left in shocked to deal with the devastation it left behind.

We were without power and Internet for around a week. We lost a majority of our trees and sustained damage to our house and roof. We were lucky though compared to many in our city and surrounding area.

 

Three months later we are still dealing with insurance claims and trying to get as much fixed as we can before winter.

It was around this time that I made the hard decision not to take on any new Facebook Parties. 

I thought I’d make it through a couple months and see how things were going. It is now November. I only have three Facebook Parties left on my schedule. While I miss my regular chats with so many fabulous authors and readers, I know taking a break is the right decision for me right now. 

So what does this mean for you and A Cozy Experience?

Join us for my last three parties.

I have three parties on the books in November and December. I’d love it if you’d join us for one or all of these.

You’ll still find me on social media.

I’ll still be posting to the Cozy Experience social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) about what I’m reading and what is going on in my world and brining me joy.

Stay in touch!

I’d love for you all to stay in touch. I love the cozy community and I look forward to continuing to enjoy it as a reader. 

Thank you all for continuing on this journey with me and allowing me to share a little of my personal story. I appreciate you all – you are a blessing in my life!

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Michelle Gross
Michelle Gross
18 days ago

Wow! I am so sorry that you have had to deal with all these situations and I totally understand your need for a break. I love your Facebook parties and will definitely miss them, but I will continue to follow you on Facebook. I hope that everything works out well for you and you have no more troubles.

Catherine Hosino
Catherine Hosino
18 days ago

Hugs to you!!

Bonnie Collins
Bonnie Collins
18 days ago

Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I Love your events and have them marked on my FB calendar.
This has definitely been a year with unexpected challenges. I know in my heart the things now are bringing a brighter tomorrow. I know for myself this is just the preparation I needed to open up a new opportunity.
Remember to feel the Love of the blessings around you ❤, and know you are never on the journey alone.
I look forward to the next Cozy Experience. I raise a cup of tea and send you positive vibes your way.

Last edited 18 days ago by Bonnie Collins
Lisa Sabatini
Lisa Sabatini
18 days ago

Wow. Life sure got messy in 2020. I feel, though, that I learned a lot of things about myself while dealing with the pandemic. I also realized that I need to make more room for, and take more time for, the things that being me simple joys.
I hope you are happy to be doing the things you have planned.
Best wishes!

Penny Hickman
Penny Hickman
18 days ago

Good Luck in your new adventures. Maybe we will see you in the future when things get back to normal. Stay safe.

Nancy Silverman
18 days ago

I’m sorry to see you’re stopping these cozy chat parties. Hopefully, this will just be a hiatus. Things are difficult and you have offer such a wonderful service for authors and readers. Take care of yourself and your family and thank you for all you’ve done.

Gail Gardner
18 days ago

Wow. It’s been a tough year for all of us but I’m sorry you’ve had so many bumps. Lovely family, and a darling dog. I hope you enjoy a break and come back even stronger. -Gail

Linda Herold
Linda Herold
18 days ago

Wow, no wonder we haven’t heard from you!! So sorry to hear about the damage to your town! Glad to see that you and your family and dog are okay! Hugs to you from Northern CA! Thanks for all the fun parties you’ve hosted! Stay safe!

Jane Starcher
Jane Starcher
18 days ago

I wish you strength,peace and all the blessings you deserve. Thank you for the parties,they were always so fun. I’ll be following you on Facebook.

Terrie Moran
Terrie Moran
18 days ago

Wow! You have had a time of it!!! I am so glad that you and your family are all doing well. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Thanks so much for letting us know you are all okay.

Mary C Feliz
18 days ago

It’s so important for us to juggle and rejuggle our priorities until they’re a good fit, especially now. This is the year we’re all taking a required course in learning to pivot and to let go of trying to control everything. It looks like you might have inadvertently signed up for the AP course, but that you’re handling it well. Thanks for all you do for cozy readers and writers! Love, Mary Feliz (and Maggie McDonald.)

Elena Taylor
18 days ago

Thank you for sharing with us! Wishing you a much more peaceful end to 2020.

Astoria Wright
18 days ago

It was so wonderful working with you on the book fair and the Facebook parties! Hope to see you back doing parties again soon. Wishing you all the best!

Victoria A Hamel
18 days ago

Totally understand! Glad you all are staying healthy!

Esme Addison
17 days ago

Thanks for sharing. It’s been a tough year for everyone, for some even tougher. You’re doing the right thing – take all the time you need for yourself and your family! Sending love and good wishes your way!

Kathleen C Kendler
Kathleen C Kendler
17 days ago

Best wishes for you and your family. 2020 has been hard on many this year. I’m sure we’ll all be stronger once we make it to the other side. You’ve done your part, now enjoy being a cozy reader and your sort of new job.

Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
17 days ago

Wow, you have certainly had your share of 2020. Glad you are well and getting back on your feet!